Davis High boys tennis coach Dale Hersch accepted the invitation to play in the DeccoTurf Championships in Louisville, Ky., last month because he knew the experience of facing some of the best players in the country would pay off after the Blue Devils got back.
If the scores in Monday’s Delta Valley Conference match against Laguna Creek — a 9-0 win at the Community Park Tennis Complex — are any indication, Hersch was right.
Three DHS singles players won without dropping a game, as did two Devil doubles teams, and the locals finished each match in straight sets to send the Cardinals home with their tails between their legs.
Davis No. 1 player Glenn Hull — who has healed from the latest flare-up of his troublesome back — got the ball rolling with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Paul Bindra before No. 3 Isaac Yee and No. 4 Phil Glazer followed suit for the Blue Devils. Andrew Dumit, a 6-0, 6-1 winner at No. 2, Dan Sedegin, a 6-0, 6-2 victor at No. 6 and Isaac Zhang added singles wins for DHS.
In doubles, the Devils’ No. 2 squad — Sam Yoder and Manraj Gill — and Earl Breedan/Kenneth Chow at No. 3 each downed their opponents, 6-0, 6-0. Scott Lucio and Sean Maroney rounded out the Davis doubles wins with a 6-3, 6-0 victory at No. 1.
The Blue Devils are back on the court Wednesday as they host Monterey Trail at 3:45 p.m.